A 99-year-old British man has raised nearly $ 10 million for health care.
A 99-year-old UK war veteran, walking with the help of a frame, is aiming to travel the length of his garden 100 times. He wants to do this before celebrating his centenary at the end of this month to raise money, for the benefit of employees in the British healthcare system. So far, his campaign has raised nearly 9 million pounds ($ 10 million), Reuters and AFP reported Tuesday.
Captain Tom Moore, who needs a frame to move after suffering a hip injury, said he is grateful to the UK National Health Service (NHS) for the treatment he has received and would like to and expresses gratitude.
To complete the challenge, Moore plans to take 10 laps each day in his 25-yard yard.
The NHS, funded by the British government, is overstated by the large number of patients.
Doctors were praised for their courage and professionalism during the crisis, including Prime Minister Boris Johnson, after being treated by the NHS at a London hospital.
Moore, who will turn 100 on April 30, initially hoped to raise £ 500,000, but his charitable campaign (https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/tomswalkforthenhs) has already raised ten times more.
The veteran, who fought in Asia during World War II, sent a message of hope to his compatriots: “My attitude to life has always been this: tomorrow will be a good day,” he said.